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Chelsea star’s future to be reevaluated after near-complete Man United transfer

It is worth noting that he is not the only expensive mistake Chelsea and the new owner Todd have made, with players like Wesley Fofana and world-cup winner Enzo Fernández struggling to justify their prodigious price tags.

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According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea’s left back Marc Cucurella could be one to watch in the upcoming summer window. The Italian journalist has revealed that the Spanish left back could be headed for the door, less than two years after Chelsea made him the most expensive left back ever.

In the summer of 2022, Chelsea and Todd Boehly spent an incredible 73 and a half million euros to acquire his signature from Brighton.

It is worth noting that he is not the only expensive mistake Chelsea and the new owner Todd have made, with players like Wesley Fofana and world-cup winner Enzo Fernández struggling to justify their prodigious price tags.

It is safe to say that the move hasn’t worked out well for both player and club, especially for an astronomical transfer fee like that. After impressing all and sundry at Brighton, he has struggled to replicate similar quality and form. He has however not been given adequate opportunities to do so to be fair to him.

Cucurella has only appeared 12 times for new Blues boss Mauricio Pochetinno, although he is only returning from ankle surgery in December.

Manchester United fans will perhaps be glad that the loan move that was super close last August did not pan out. Cucurella was available on loan in the final days of the transfer window, but the move failed to pan out. Fabrizio Romano explained that this was due to United’s plan to include a January break clause that Chelsea rejected.

Cucurella is on contract at Stamford bridge until 2028 which strengthens the case for a loan deal. His market value is currently around 26 and 43 million euros – a massive loss from Chelsea’s initial investment. It is for this reason why they may not be willing to incur such a huge loss and opt for a loan move instead.

“My understanding is that he is one of the situations to be assessed at the end of the season. Cucurella, Chalobah and more…these players are waiting to see what Chelsea decide to do in terms of project, tactical plans for next season, the manager situation.” Fabrizio stated.

The transfer expert suggests that the 25-year-old left back is most likely headed for La Liga.

 

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